Lightspeed Systems® Honored with Two Awards of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine for Filtering and Analytics Solutions

Austin, TX, July 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading education technology solutions provider, Lightspeed Systems (“Lightspeed” or “the Company”), was announced as a winner in the 2020 Awards of Excellence contest by Tech & Learning, which honors outstanding ed-tech products each year. Lightspeed was recognized in two categories: Best in Software for Lightspeed Filter™ and Best in Enterprise Solution for Lightspeed Analytics™.
 
Lightspeed Systems has been a leader in digital student safety for over 20 years and continues to provide innovative solutions to meet the unique, evolving needs of schools. As districts faced closures in the spring, Lightspeed Filter and Lightspeed Analytics became critical tools for distance learning safety and visibility.
 

The Company’s market-leading Lightspeed Filter uses revolutionary, cloud-based Smart Agent technology to create a safe digital learning environment for students on and off campus. Lightspeed Filter provides comprehensive user reports, YouTube and social media controls, and real-time safety monitoring and alerts.

Lightspeed Analytics, Lightspeed’s latest solution, provides districts with valuable data insights into app user trends, app privacy policy compliance, and ed-tech ROI. Remote reporting from Analytics became an essential for distance learning visibility in order to improve professional development, drive engagement, protect student data from rogue apps, and measure the efficacy of a new digital learning environment.

“A safe, effective distance learning plan is essential right now, and we’re honored to be recognized by Tech & Learning for our solutions that have helped schools solve new digital learning challenges, make data-driven decisions, and most importantly – protect students,” shares Eileen Shihadeh, Chief Marketing Officer at Lightspeed Systems.

In addition to Lightspeed Filter and Lightspeed Analytics, the Company also provides mobile device management and classroom management tools as part of their all-in-one platform designed for the security and scalability of school technology initiatives.

About Lightspeed Systems
For over 20 years, Lightspeed Systems has built smart solutions to the challenges schools face when implementing technology. Partnered with 6,500 districts in the United States and 28,000 schools around the world, Lightspeed Systems offers integrated filtering, management, monitoring, and protection for schools through its groundbreaking platform. Headquartered in Austin, TX (with offices in Portland and the U.K.), Lightspeed protects over 15 million students in 35 countries. To learn more, visit https://www.lightspeedsystems.com.

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Eileen Shihadeh
Lightspeed Systems
737.205.2477
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Reimagine the inspired and interactive classroom for remote, hybrid, and in-person learning. Lightspeed Classroom Management™ gives teachers real-time visibility and control of their students’ digital workspaces and online activity.

  • Ensure all students interact with only the right online curriculum — precisely when they’re supposed to use it.
  • Push out vetted curriculum links to all students at the same time.
  • Block inappropriate or distracting web sites and apps.

Ensure scalable & efficient learning device management. The Lightspeed Mobile Device Management™ system ensures safe and secure management of student learning resources with real-time visibility and reporting essential for effective distance learning.

  • A centralized, cloud-based solution for infinitely scalable device, application, and policy controls
  • Self-Service App Library, where teachers and students
    can access and install approved curriculum and learning tools
  • Remotely deploy, change, and revoke hundreds of policies and educational applications, while reducing typical downtime and costs

Prevent suicides, cyberbullying, and schoolviolence. Lightspeed Alert™ supports district administrators and selected personnel with advanced AI to detect and report potential threats before it’s too late.

  • Human review
  • Real-time alerts that flag signs of a potential threat
  • Intervene quickly before an incident occurs.
  • Activity logs provide visibility into online activity before and after a flagged event

Protect students from harmful online content. Lightspeed Filter™ is the best-in-class solution that acts as a solid barrier to inappropriate or illicit online content to ensure students’ online safety 24/7.

  • Powered by the most comprehensive database in the industry built through 20 years of web indexing and machine learning.
  • Ensure CIPA compliance
  • Block millions of inappropriate, harmful, and unknown sites, images, and video including YouTube
  • Keep parents informed with the Lightspeed Parent Portal™

Gain complete visibility into students’ online learning. Lightspeed Analytics™ gives districts robust data on the effectiveness of any tools they implement so they can take a strategic approach to their technology stack and streamline reporting.

  • Track education technology adoption and usage trends, eliminate redundancy, and drive ROI
  • Monitor app and content consumption to facilitate early adoption and effective utilization
  • Assess risk with visibility into student data privacy and security compliance